Jones, Philip

Philip Jones draws on the world’s largest boomerang collection at the South Australian Museum to describe the boomerang’s traditional uses and its more recent flight into western culture.

Boomerang is an extensive pictorial guide to this unique Australian icon, covering its uses and traditional and contemporary history. Also included are sections on the boomerang in world sport, the physics of a returning boomerang, and instructions on how to make your own.  Illustrated with over 100 full-colour photographs.

About the Author

Philip Jones is an author and historian based at the South Australian Museum, where he undertakes research on Aboriginal art, history and material culture, and on anthropological, photographic and expeditionary history. He has undertaken fieldwork with Aboriginal people in the Simpson Desert region and, more recently, with Warlpiri people of Yuendumu.

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Wakefield Press, April 2019.  140 pages, paperback, 100+ illustrations